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“Perfect place to stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Base

The Base
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The Base
Ranked #8 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Maputo
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Perfect place to stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

We were ending our 2 ½ week trip through Mozambique and stayed at The Base for 2 nights. The place is located on a very safe and quiet street. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable about what there is to do in Maputo and in Mozambique. The rooms are clean and there is a small common area with couches and a little deck overlooking the bay. The communal kitchen is well stocked and clean. There is a wall dedicated to information about Kruger Park and the coast of Mozambique. I would highly recommend staying here to meet other travelers and get information.

Room Tip: Stay on the first floor.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Maputo, Mozambique
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

It's a backpackers, so its simple and no thrills. But it's much better than the terrible service at Fatima's, and it's the only backpackers in Maputo that is in a good location. Would be better if they were more efficient replying to emails, or if they had a website! But other then than that it's an easy choice if backpacking in Moz.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Thank MOzwald
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

This was the cheapest option we could find in Maputo, something like 350Mets for a dorm. There was a mouse in our room both nights, but the staff was super friendly and everything was decently clean. The place is situated in a safe enough area where you can walk to restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

Stayed here a while back and had a wonderful experience. Sebastian at Reception was unbelievably friendly and helpful. Beds were fine, excellent price and Bathroom facilities were better than most.
Please do take into consideration you are staying in a Hostel and an African one at that. Dont expect anything fancy or Hotel like. The communal areas have enough space for all guests to Dine or watch some TV. The hostel is also around the corner from some really nice dining areas of the city and is not too far away from any amenities. They also offer a bus pick up an drop off service from right outside the Hostel. Take in the Easy Vibe the hostel offers, day and night and enjoy.
Im heading back to Moz soon and will definitely be staying here again.
Looking Forward to coming back. Thanks BASE!!!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

Stayed for one night in a Dorm, they were spacious and comfy, good bathroom facilities and clean. Staff were helpful and it has a good location. There is no camping available like the LP says.

Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Maputo, Mozambique
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

Good value accomodation and the owner as well as staff are very helpful and friendly (in comparison with the terrible staff at Fatima's!).

Don't expect anything fancy though but it will keep you safe and dry during your visit to Maputo!

Also has good laundry service!

Room Tip: The basement is slightly claustrofobic but offers a cool environment on hoter days...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank trysd293819
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Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

Not sure what else people want, it's a cheap, clean, safe place to stay in Maputo. The owner was extremely helpful, if a hostel is what you're looking for then this place is great. Location is convenient for everything. They have one private room and if you want it, book in advance.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank PSFToronto
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Property: The Base
Address: Avenue Patrice Lumumba 545, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
Location: Mozambique > Maputo Province > Maputo
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Ranked #8 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Maputo
Number of rooms: 18

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